Romelu Lukaku has hit out at Manchester United fans for the way he was treated before his move to Inter Milan this summer.
The Belgian international joined the Nerazzuri for a fee in the region of 75m pounds but was not happy with the way he was treated by Man Utd authorities and the fans.
Despite spending two successful years at Old Trafford, Lukaku was not truly appreciated by the club’s fans who felt he did not fit into the team’s style of play.
It’s something the 25-years-old has taken an offence in, citing his performance with the Belgian national team. He also felt the club’s supporters are always putting the blame on him. Pogba and Sanchez anytime the team performs badly.
“They have to find somebody,” Lukaku told the LightHarted Podcast, apparently recorded prior to his Inter move. “It is Pogba, it is me or it is Alexis. It’s the three of us all the time.
“They have got to find somebody to blame. I put my hand up, like, this year I don’t think I was the only one playing bad. A lot of people were playing bad but they had to find the culprit.
“If they want to put the blame on me, you know what, f*** it, do what you gotta do.
“I think the team has so much potential to do some great stuff. There is a lot of talent. But it is not only talent; you really have to build a team.”
He also hit out at suggestions that he did not fit into United’s style of play while also revealing he left the club because they did not protect him.
“A lot of people don’t think I should be part of that system,” he said. “That’s my feeling from the conversations that I have. I just know.
“For me, the thing that makes me laugh a lot is: how the hell is s*** going bad in my team, but when I play in my national team, it’s good? And I’m happy.
“I didn’t play the last six weeks of the league, like the last three weeks or something before the end of the season and then I had another three weeks off before I had to play for the national team, and then we go and play with the Belgium team.
“And nobody there complains because I think the perception in my country is changing slightly. A lot of people were saying a lot of stuff. For me, it took years for a lot of people to change their perception. Man U might not get that time. It’s s*** that it happens like that.
“A lot of stuff has been said where I didn’t feel protected. “I felt like a lot of rumours, ‘Rom going there’, ‘they don’t want Rom’, and nobody came out to shut it down.
“It was for a good three, four weeks. I’m waiting for someone to come out and shut it down. It didn’t happen.
“I had my conversation, told them it was better to go our separate ways. If you don’t want to protect somebody, all these rumours come out. I just wanted you to say ‘Rom is going to fight for his place’, but it never happened for four, five months.
“It was all, ‘he’s got to go, he doesn’t deserve to be there’. Well OK, then I want to go now. There is fighting for your position, but also being somewhere that people want you to be.
“If you’re happy, you find a way, it doesn’t matter if you’re on the bench or starting. But nobody told me that was the situation, so I thought for two, three weeks to analyse, see all this **** coming out in the media. Who leaks it? Not me. Not my agent. I see it on my phone come out of nowhere.
“I told them it’s not good for me to be at a place where I’m not wanted. We’re not stupid. They consider us dumb, but we are not dumb, we know who is doing leaks and stuff. I told them, you can’t be working like this, it’s better for me to go now.”